Law enforcement union defends Judge Layne Walker

Law enforcement union defends Judge Layne Walker

In a joint statement released by CLEAT (Combined Law Enforcement Association of Texas) members in Southeast Texas including the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Association, the Port Arthur Police Officers Association the Beaumont Police Officers Association, the Nederland Police Officers Association and the Jefferson County Constables Association, the union certified support of District Judge Layne Walker, who was the target of a rally held in the Jefferson County Courthouse by Houston New Black Panther Party leader Quanell X aka Ralph Evans.

Evans accused Walker of being a racist, handing out exceptionally cruel and unjust sentences to African Americans. Walker has denied those claims. (Read more of Walker’s reply to allegations of bigotry in the Aug. 25 edition of The Examiner.)

“In light of recent accusations being made by Quanell X and a few other individuals in reference to racism in the Jefferson County judicial system and specifically District Judge Lane Walker’s sentences in criminal cases; CLEAT represented police departments, the sheriff’s department and constables offices in Jefferson County would like to make this statement in support for the entire Jefferson County judicial system and Judge Lane Walker,” the statement reads.

“As law enforcement officers who work the streets of our community, we see the violence and the victims affected by violent criminals every day. When an individual chooses to commit a violent crime, they must also know if caught there are consequences for their actions. When individuals choose to repeatedly commit violent crimes and victimize citizens or visitors of our county, they should know that the law enforcement and judicial system is ready to protect the people that we serve and protect in our community. It is unfortunate that because certain individuals have to face the consequences for their criminal acts that race has to be made an issue. When the real issue is protecting and serving the citizens of our county against violent crime.”



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If you wish to have additional information how Walker has misappropriated county funds, send open records request to the County Auditor asking for information about State of Texas v. Joe Larue. When county attorney are appointed to cases for indigent defendants, those attorneys have a limited time in which to submit motions to the sitting judge(s) for money they spent or will spend on the case. Along with the motion, the requirements are to submit receipts or documents of expenditures for which the attorney is asking money. There are also time limits for this request. Barlow supposedly represented LaRue in his 1991 indictment which was dismissed in 1994 after an attorney from Ft. Worth began working on the case in 1993. Larue was reindicted for the same charge in 2001, with barlow appointed by Giblin as first chair. After Walker took the bench after his winning the election, Barlow filed motion for $20,000 for his supposedly representation of the LaRue case w/o providing any documentation of money spent or hours worked on the case. The first chair attorney in 1991, James DeLee was paid $12,000 for the short time he had the case. Yet, more than 10 years after the 1991 indictment, Walker approves Barlow's motion for $20,000. Grievance for this was filed with the Judicial Counsel for Unethecial conduct and with the county commissioners. Walker didn't even get a slap on the hand for this. All of this information is available to anyone who sends a request to the auditor's office in Jefferson County.

Layne Walker

I went to Forest Park High School with Layne Walker.

He was a jock and a huge prick.

I believe he's corrupt as hell.

Impeach him now.

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He's a little prick now - run out of office on a rail - but not soon enough!!

Remove Layne Walker

Layne Walker needs to be removed from office. He handed down a harsher sentence today. He mentioned during the case how he was using this man as an example of his "fair" policy. Judge Walker stated during the case that all facts & statements about the character of the defendant were irrelevant. He also allowed the prosecution to make deliberate false statements on record during the final proceedings regarding a previous incident with the defendant. The prosecution made statements about how the defendant was charged previously with public intoxication & should have received a DWI for the previous incident. They deliberately misrepresented the incident indicating that the defendant was operating the vehicle. The defendant was not driving the vehicle & was a passenger in the vehicle during the incident in question.
Judge Walker demonstrated during the case during the defense attorney's closing statement that he was giving any consideration to it's closing statement. He was not looking at the defense attorney or the defendant during their final presentation.

No Real Justice in Jefferson County

There's no real justice in Jefferson County as long as they allow judges such as Walk and Stevens to stay on the bench. They are BOTH corrupt, Stevens is just not as blatant with his underhandedness! The judges and prosecutors alike, need to be held accountable. Both judges, walker & Stevens, have allowed numerous wrongs, but especially prosecutors that misrepresent circumstances and evidence to juries. That is blatant prosecutirial misconduct, but the judges allow it! A trial is supposed to be fair and just, but there is nothing fair & just about any trial that is allowed to be tried in jefferson county criminal court with corrupt judges and prosecutors running the show.

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